Comparing The Gilded Age To Today

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Comparing The Gilded Age To Today

  1. 1. Class 2A Ms.Grey<br />Brad Dusek & Amanda Baker<br />Comparing The Gilded Age to Today Topic: Growth of Industry<br />
  2. 2. Urbanization<br />Same: People are moving into cities.<br />
  3. 3. Tariff Policies<br />Same: Tax on imported goods from other countries (protectionism).<br />
  4. 4. Tax Breaks<br />Same: breaks given to certain industries. <br />
  5. 5. Communication<br />Gilded Age: Railroad, telegraph, etc.<br />Today: Phone lines, internet, etc.<br />
  6. 6. Industrial Technology<br />Same: American leader in applied technology.<br />
  7. 7. Government Reforms<br />Gilded Age: reforms in labor and working conditions.<br />Today: reforms in finance.<br />
  8. 8. Corruption<br />Gilded Age: railroad.<br />Today: Wall Street.<br />
  9. 9. Travel<br />Gilded Age: Railroad System<br />Today: Automobiles and Airplanes<br />
  10. 10. Land <br />Gilded Age: Urge to Westernize caused advancement in technology.<br />Today: No more land; moved for foreign involvement.<br />
  11. 11. The People<br />Same: Labor Unions<br />
  12. 12. Article link:<br />http://select.nytimes.com/2007/04/27/opinion/27krugman.html?_r=1&scp=1&sq=comparison%20gilded%20age%20and%20today&st=cse<br />

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